Faculty and Visiting Lecturers
Tara Brach, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Author, Meditation Teacher
Founder, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC
Co-founder, Meditation Teacher Training Institute DC
Author of Radical Acceptance, and True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
Fiona Brandon, MA, MFT
Psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco
San Francisco Program Director, Certificate Program of Contemplative Psychotherapy, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D., MFT, RYT 500
Psychotherapist, Yoga Instructor, and the Author
Author of Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment, and The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher
Mark Epstein, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University.
Author of Trauma of Everyday Life, Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, Open to Desire and Psychotherapy without the Self
Diana Fosha, Ph.D.
Developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy)
Founder and current director of the AEDP Institute,
Author, The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change
Paul Fulton, Ed.D.
Founding board member and former president, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy;
former Director of Mental Health, Tufts Health Plan
Contributing author, Buddhism and World Culture, Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy,
Co-editor: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
Chris Germer, Ph.D.
Founding Member of Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice.
Joseph Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.
Contemplative Psychiatrist, Buddhist Scholar and Author
Director, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Faculty, Weill Cornell Center for Integrative Medicine
Faculty, Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies
Author, Sustainable Happiness, Nagarjuna's Reason Sixty with Candrakirti's Commentary
Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D.
Geshe, Buddhist Scholar-practitioner
Director, Emory-Tibet Partnership
Co-Director, Emory-Tibet Science Initiative
Co-Director, Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies
Developed Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT)
Sonia Sequeira, Ph.D.
Manager of the Drug Development Program for Clinical Trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Robert Thurman, Ph.D.
Chair, Religion Department Columbia University
President, Tibet House
Author, Central Philosophy of Tibet, Inner Revolution, Why the Dalia Lama Matters
Bart van Melik
Meditation Instructor, At-risk and Diverse Populations
Senior teacher, Lineage Project